Ultrastructure and x-ray microanalysis of macrophages exposed to cadmium chloride.

Macrophages have a direct role in the inflammatory response to cadmium exposure. Cadmium is not only an important air pollutant, but is also one component of cigarette smoke. To study the effects of soluble cadmium on macrophages, two model systems were chosen:rabbit alveolar macrophages (RAMs) obtained by pulmonary lavage and peritoneal macrophages… CONTINUE READING